Our Christmas Tree is finally fully decorated & I can’t be more excited how it turned out! It’s colorful, it’s warm, it’s fun… Head on below and see for yo self!
Last year Angela and myself opted for a Scandi, minimalist Christmas tree, and we were beyond thrilled of how it made the entire space, and us too, feel. I still absolutely love how it looked, and I’m definitely not over things-Scandinavian, minimalist and whatnot. But both myself and Angela agreed that we should do something different with our tree this year. Adding some colors was our starting point, although it took us some time to figure out how to do that.
We didn’t want to spend that much money on ornaments in different colors. But even if we wanted to, there still weren’t that much color-related options to begin with. So, diy-ing this shit it is. Or at least a large portion of it. However, we came across a pretty great deal – a set of 50+ pretty darn great silver ornaments (in 4 different sizes) for 10 euros. Which we obviously couldn’t pass (+ we found the disco ball ornaments which we both really really love). As for the colors…
We went back and forth with deciding on colors and what to make. We even made a dozen of different-colored diamond-shaped paper ornaments. But since these didn’t look as good on the tree as we’d hoped, it was a no-go. But, then I saw how the guys over at Sugar and Cloth have decorated their Christmas tree, using multi-colored giant pom poms, and what can I say – it sure was love at first sight. Since I don’t have a large pom pom maker, I had to improvise. I used a thick rectangle-shaped piece of cardboard to make the giant pom poms, and man this was not the easiest diy project I had.
Actually, looking back, I was on the edge of giving up on these colorful guys. After making 2-3 of them, it sure seemed like way too much work + time. And I can’t like make 5 or 6, it just won’t look good enough. Either make it good, or don’t make it at all, right? However, in the last minute I had yet another change of heart when I decided to just spend that Saturday making as much as I can. And if they aren’t enough for the tree, I’ll still use them around. But please let them be enough I prayed. So I made around 12 of them (I couldn’t possible make more of these, I mean I could, but Christmas would probably be well behind), my index finger on the right hand still hurts like hell from the scissors, but what can I say, except #noregrets.
If you decide to make these, either for your Christmas Tree or for something entirely different, note that these will turn out much better if you use a thicker yarn. Spot the difference on these photos – the largest pom poms are made from thicker yarn. And, also all of the pom poms (except the really small ones) are made on the exact same cardboard, so… use thicker yarn!
Our Colorful Christmas Tree – Gallery.
Was me making these giant pom poms totally worth it or what? And how did you decorated your Christmas tree and around your home this year? Share your cozy Christmas feels with the rest of us here in comments! There’s honestly not much else I’d rather stare at this time of year, than pretty, warm and inviting Christmas decorations!
Also, the diy tutorial for the eye ornaments from A Beautiful Mess here.